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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 26 May 2018 15:04:01 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 442 - Dragon Ball Legends, Disney Heroes: Battle Mode <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 442 - Dragon Ball Legends, Disney Heroes: Battle Mode" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After 2 weeks of international travel and exotic adventure (he was mostly in a shopping mall in San Francisco looking sleepy) James reunites with Em and Ric to catch up on everything mobile.<br><br>Dragon Ball Legends is out on Android, Disney Heroes: Battle Mode is conquering mobile, and Resident Evil 7 is streaming to Switches all over Japan.<br><br>Let's DO THIS.<br><br><strong>Download episode 442:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep442.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77624'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77624 Fri, 25 May 2018 19:17:17 GMT Get prepped for Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido on Switch with a new demo <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zvgoq/sushi.jpg" width="200" alt="Get prepped for Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido on Switch with a new demo" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you enjoy action puzzle games, here's a chance to try out the upcoming Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido on Switch.<br><br>The empire has stolen all the sushi, and it's your job to get it back through battles where you'll team up with a shushi sprite.<br><br>You'll attack foes by eating tons of sushi, and using the leftover plates as your weapon, which sounds like both a ridiculous and awesome way to defeat your foes.<br><br>If the trailer has your mouth watering, head on over <a href="https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Sushi-Striker-The-Way-of-Sushido-1347617.html">to the Nintendo eStore </a>to get your free demo and try it out for yourself. The full game will launch on June 8 for both Switch and 3DS. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Sushi+Striker/news.asp?c=77598'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Sushi+Striker/news.asp?c=77598 Thu, 24 May 2018 12:21:37 GMT Animal Crossing: New Leaf and more join Nintendo's Selects range from June 29th <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vggv/animal-crossing-new-leaf-3ds-box-artwork.jpg" width="200" alt="Animal Crossing: New Leaf and more join Nintendo's Selects range from June 29th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Three additions are coming to the Nintendo Selects range for 3DS on June 29th, including Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS.<br><br>If you haven't had the chance to play these games before, or just want to add some classics to your collection, here's your opportunity. Each title will be available from the Nintendo eShop for €19.99 / £15.99.<br><br>In addition, there are two new Nintendo 2DS XL bundles launching on the same day. The black and lime green bundle comes pre-installed with Mario Kart 7, and the white and lavender bundle comes with Tomadachi Life.<br><br>If you're on the fence about getting a new piece of hardware, check out <a href="/r/3DS/New+Nintendo+2DS+XL/hardware_review.asp?c=74413">our original review</a> of the 2DS XL here. We gave it a gold award, noting that it's "much better than any design that came before it." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=77582'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=77582 Wed, 23 May 2018 15:01:51 GMT Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux review - Dark, depressing, and so rewarding <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-goodm/shinmegamitensei.jpg" width="200" alt="Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux review - Dark, depressing, and so rewarding" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Life is rarely nice. Or easy. Or fair. Or anything positive, really. And yet, despite this, even the darkest of video games manage to find a light of hope at the end of the tunnel.<br><br>Not <em>Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux</em>. Oh no. This game adores misery, and threatens to drown you in it.<br><br>A world away from your typical cast of cute JRPG archetypes, here we have your nameless silent protagonist, and a set of military types and scientists.<br><br>They're armed with the latest in human technology, and are going into a plasma tornado centred at the South Pole which looks set to envelope the globe.<br><br>In addition to that, the tornado seems to have created some sort of rift in space and time, and maybe even reality. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Shin+Megami+Tensei%3A+Strange+Journey+Redux/review.asp?c=77561'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Shin+Megami+Tensei%3A+Strange+Journey+Redux/review.asp?c=77561 Mon, 21 May 2018 16:22:10 GMT The new Sushi Striker trailer is very anime <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zvgoq/sushi.jpg" width="200" alt="The new Sushi Striker trailer is very anime " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo treated us to a tasty morsel of <em>Sushi Striker</em> goodness in the shape of a new story trailer that gives us a bit more background on what the game is all about. <em>Sushi Striker</em>, which is set to launch next month, is shaping up to be a silly puzzle game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but packs quite a punch with its frantic sushi swapping gameplay.<br><br><p>In the world of <em>Sushi Striker</em>, sushi has been forbidden by an authoritarian regime. Musashi, the game’s main character, has had enough, and so sets out to overthrow the dictator’s unjust rule by eating as much sushi as he can possibly muster.</p><br><br>As you can see in the trailer, you must feed Musashi sushi at a comical rate, saving the empty plates so you can sling them at your enemies to defeat them. Once you tire of liberating your country, you can try you hand at the game’s online multiplayer. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Sushi+Striker/news.asp?c=77523'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Sushi+Striker/news.asp?c=77523 Thu, 17 May 2018 03:29:46 GMT Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is getting an 8-bit prequel <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-pgltp_bloodstained_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is getting an 8-bit prequel " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We’re <a href="/r/Switch/Bloodstained%3A+Ritual+of+the+Night/news.asp?c=73202">still waiting for <em>Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s</em></a> big debut later this year, but Inti Creates has something to tide us over. <em>Bloodstained</em> is getting an 8-bit <em>Castlevania</em>-inspired prequel game called <em>Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon</em>. The prequel was teased as a stretch goal during <em>Ritual of the Night’s</em><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night/posts/1818045"> successful Kickstarter campaign</a>.<br><br><p><em>Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon</em> stars four characters who may look familiar if you enjoyed the <em>Castlevania</em> series. You’ll be able to play as swordmaster Zangetsu; Miriam, who wields a whip; Alfred, an alchemist; or Gebel, a shapeshifter who likes to take the form of a bat. The game encourages you to play with as many characters in a team as possible. The more folks you have fighting along your side, the stronger you’ll be. Some environments can only be explored with certain characters, plus, if you die, you’ll be able to keep going as long as you have other characters with you.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Bloodstained%3A+Ritual+of+the+Night/news.asp?c=77493'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Bloodstained%3A+Ritual+of+the+Night/news.asp?c=77493 Tue, 15 May 2018 01:51:52 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 441 - Dungeon Hunter Champions, Paladins Strike <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 441 - Dungeon Hunter Champions, Paladins Strike" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo reckons it hasn't cracked the mobile market yet, so James, Em, and Ric discuss the implications of <em>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</em>'s under-performance.<br><br>There's also chat about <em>Fortnite</em> Season 4, and yet another lawsuit against the Switch.<br><br>Meanwhile in the new releases section, Ric explains why <em>Paladins Strike</em> is a 'bit fiddly', and James shares his experience with all-things-to-all-people action RPG MOBA tower defence monstrosity <em>Dungeon Hunter Champions</em>.<br><br>Em's been playing <em>Agent Wonky</em>, and has found a neat puzzler tucked away in the corner of the App Store...<br><br><strong>Download episode 441:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep441.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play) <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77414'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77414 Fri, 4 May 2018 17:50:45 GMT Legendary Pokemon Xerneas and Yveltal are coming to Pokemon Sun and Moon this week <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rmcl/legendary_art.jpg" width="200" alt="Legendary Pokemon Xerneas and Yveltal are coming to Pokemon Sun and Moon this week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo’s <a href="/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76446">year of Legendary Pokemon continues</a> with the addition of Xerneas and Yveltal to <em>Pokemon Sun and Moon</em> (and their <em>Ultra</em> cousins) starting this Friday.<br><br>As an added bonus, The Pokemon Company has shared a video on how these two Pokemon were designed. As it turns out, the design process was extra tricky, as the developers had to figure out what the new Fairy-type Pokemon were expected to look like.<br><br>Xerneas and Yveltal both debuted in Pokemon X and Y, the first <em>Pokemon</em> games for the Nintendo 3DS that marked a major makeover for the series. <em>Pokemon Moon/Ultra Moon</em> players will get access to Xerneas, a Dark/Flying-type, while folks with a copy of <em>Sun</em> or <em>Ultra Sun</em> will have the chance to grab Yveltal, Fairy-type. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=77398'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=77398 Thu, 3 May 2018 20:30:24 GMT Nintendo plans to support the 3DS into 2018 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ifch/3dstore.jpg" width="200" alt="Nintendo plans to support the 3DS into 2018" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo shared <a href="https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180427_2e.pdf">its official financial results briefing this weekend</a>, providing a detailed, public overview of the company’s performance over the past fiscal year, and its aspirations for the future. It looks like the 3DS, Nintendo’s well-loved but aging handheld, is a part of those future plans. Nintendo’s president, Tatsumi Kimishima revealed that the 3DS will be supported through 2019 and “beyond”.<br><br>Nintendo plans to continue supporting the 3DS library while releasing new titles for the device, including the upcoming <em>WarioWare Gold</em> and games like <em>Sushi Striker</em> and <em>Captain Toad Treasure Tracker</em>. <br><br>“We are even preparing new software for release in 2019 and beyond,” Nintendo said in its report. “Our plan is to continue maintaining this business by taking advantage of new titles like these.” <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=77353'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=77353 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 02:17:10 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 440 - Harry Potter: Hogwart's Mystery, Night Trap <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 440 - Harry Potter: Hogwart's Mystery, Night Trap" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> "You're a wizard, Harry! But only for 5 minutes, because you've just run out of energy and you need to wait an hour and a half for it to recharge."<br><br>Yes, it's fair to say that <em>Harry Potter: Hogwart's Mystery</em> isn't everything we were hoping for. James, Em, and Ric cover the strengths and failings of the new RPG adventure, which falls prey to next-level free to play shenanigans.<br><br>Still, the team discover <em>Supertype</em> is actually pretty great, and that we can all look forward to feeling awkward on public transport while playing the re-release of <em>Night Trap</em> on our Switches. So that's good.<br><br><strong>Download episode 440:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep440.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play) <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77349'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77349 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 17:38:43 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 439 - Labo, Oddmar <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 439 - Labo, Oddmar" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's Labo Day (for everyone except Switch owners in the UK).<br><br>To celebrate, Ric tells James and Em all about how he built a remote control bug out of cardboard at Nintendo HQ, and also how he broke a robot's shoe and had to have it fixed.<br><br>In addition there's chat about the excellent new platformer <em>Oddmar</em>, mysterious adventure <em>The Mooseman</em>, and Platinum Games's upcoming mobile debut <em>World of Demons</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 439:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep439.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77276'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77276 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:00:59 GMT Detective Pikachu has the single greatest game mechanic ever designed <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kvmf/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Detective Pikachu has the single greatest game mechanic ever designed" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> OK, Detective Pikachu has been out on 3DS for over a week now, so the majority of people who are likely to buy it already have, right?<br><br>Wrong. So wrong. Because Nintendo messed up big time, you see. None of the marketing for the game bothered to mention the one aspect of the entire game that elevates it beyond "kid-focused adventure game".<br><br>The Detective Pikachu button.<br><br>Situated on the left-hand side of the touch screen at all times is a small picture of Detective Pikachu which, when pressed, triggers a short cutscene with the titular electric mouse as he tells you something completely unnecessary.<br><br>Sometimes he'll whip out a magnifying glass from nowhere and look for clues. Sometimes he'll try and do a Quick Attack, but he's too fat to run that fast. Sometimes he'll just tell you about coffee. Detective Pikachu flippin' loves coffee. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/feature.asp?c=77172'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/feature.asp?c=77172 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:19:25 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 437 - GDC 2018 Preview Special <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 437 - GDC 2018 Preview Special" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After last week's wedding-related hiatus, James is back with Ric to cover the most exciting games to emerge from GDC 2018.<br><br>Fresh from San Francisco, Ric flags up graffiti-inspired puzzler <em>Vandal</em>, one-handed brawler <em>Dragon Ball Legends</em>, and the incoming <em>Westworld</em> tie-in.<br><br>There's also chat about PUBG Corp suing Netease, and new releases including <em>Fortnite</em>, <em>Trick Shot 2</em>, and <em>The Pillars of the Earth</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 437:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep437.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77147'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77147 Fri, 6 Apr 2018 16:37:33 GMT Review: Detective Pikachu review - An easy-going detective puzzler <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kvmf/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Detective Pikachu review - An easy-going detective puzzler" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What's your favourite <em>Pokémon</em> game? Whichever entry you chose, I can almost guarantee it involves traipsing around a vast map catching and battling monsters.<br><br>That's the core premise of the mainline <em>Pokémon</em> series, after all, and precious few franchise spin-offs have measured up to its high standards.<br><br><em>Detective Pikachu</em> doesn't quite buck that trend, but it is a thoroughly charming, surprisingly absorbing mystery adventure that makes great use of the source material.<br><br><strong>S'all Goodman</strong><br><br>You may not control the titular behatted Pokémon here, but <em>Detective Pikachu</em> is undoubtedly the star of his own game.<br><br>In one of many nods to the animated series, you play a bland young go-getter with an axe to grind. Tim Goodman's PI dad has gone missing while investigating a series of strange Pokémon incidents, leaving only his Pikachu behind. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/review.asp?c=77078'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/review.asp?c=77078 Mon, 2 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMT Pocket Gamer among finalists for the first ever Games Media Brit List 2018 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wdmnr/games_media_brit_list_dark_blue_2.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer among finalists for the first ever Games Media Brit List 2018" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier today the shortlist was revealed for the very first <a href="https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com/">Games Media Brit List</a> and we were pleasantly surprised to see Pocket Gamer and other talents from our parent company, Steel Media's, sites across different categories. <br><br>The Games Media Brit List celebrates the very best in games writing, publishing, and broadcasting, and the awards ceremony takes place in London on May 17th 2018. Though we're up against some incredible publications - including Eurogamer, Kotaku, and GameSpot - it's pretty awesome to be recognised for such hard work. <br><br><ul><br><br><li><strong>Best Reporter</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li><a href="http://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/staff/100199/alex-calvin/">Alex Calvin</a>, PCGamesinsider.biz</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=77053'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=77053 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:43:48 GMT